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Rookies play a small part in the All-Star Weekend festivities, as they usually only participate in the skills competition. But don’t tell that to Predators forward Craig Smith, who couldn’t wipe the grin off his face when he learned the news that he was named to the NHL’s All-Star Game rookie roster.“It’s going be a neat experience,” Smith said after Thursday’s morning skate. “I’m fortunate enough to be a part of it.”Smith, who has 26 points in 42 games, joins Shea Weber and Ryan Suter as Nashville’s three representatives to be going to Ottawa later this month for the festivities. Weber (third appearance) and Suter (first appearance) were subdued by the nomination, but you could sense the excitement from Smith.“I’m still getting my feet wet a little bit and I get to go to an event where some of the best players in the world are going to be. It’s a pretty humbling experience to see your name on that list with those guys,” Smith said.“I would watch (the All-Star Game) every y
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Before the beginning of this home and home set with Colorado, the Predators knew they needed all four points. But it seemed like a pipe dream. With their 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche, the Predators have put themselves four points clear of Colorado with a total of 52 points to Colorado's 48. Coming into this series, Nashville was only one point ahead of the Avalanche. It...
Pierre LeBrun at ESPN.com reports that the Rangers are looking to trade for either a top-six forward and/or a power-play defenseman with a good shot.LeBrun adds the Blueshirts are keeping a close eye on what the Predators are going to do with either Ryan Suter (UFA July 1, $3.5 million this year) or Shea Weber (RFA July 1, $7.5 million this year), who are two players they would covet...
Going into last night's game in Denver, you had to wonder how the Predators would react, hitting the road for the first time in the new year against a team that was one of the hottest in the league at this juncture.Two goals in the first 7:41 of the contest and another before the end of the opening period quickly provided a cushion that they were able to ride for the remainder...
With a mostly different, and much younger, roster from a year ago, it would only seem logical that the Predators would drop off somewhat this year from last season.
But Nashville keeps finding ways to keep on its pace from last season. After their 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, the Predators have 50 points in 42 games, just two points off their total at the...
Before Tuesday’s game in Colorado, Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne called their home-and-home with the Avalanche a “mini playoff series.” Even though it’s mid-January, it felt just like a mini playoff series that was being played in February or March.The Predators came away victorious, 4-1, over the Avalanche on Tuesday. That win was followed up by last night’s 3-2 overtime...
On Thursday night, the Nashville Predators did something that they rarely do. Bail their goaltender out.
The Preds defeated the visiting Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime at Bridgestone Arena, sweeping the home-and-home series.
Pekka Rinne made 27 saves — and a mental gaffe — en route to his 22nd victory of the season.
Rinne, who’s usually skilled with the puck, tried an...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One streak came to an end for the Nashville Predators on Thursday -- but just barely -- while another one continued.
Both are connected.
The Predators missed their ninth consecutive sellout at Bridgestone Arena by only 208 fans and that came on a night when snow was in the forecast and numerous local schools were canceled the next day because of snow and ice...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan said it in December.
Dallas Stars coach Glen Gulutzan made a reference in the same regard last week.
What had been casually thrown around for much of the season, if not before -- that the Predators' defense tandem of Ryan Suter and Shea Weber is the best in the NHL -- might have received a semi-official stamp of approval...
David Legwand scored his second goal of the game at 4:26 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a two-goal first-period deficit in beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night.
Legwand scored the winner on a rebound of his own shot.
The Predators have won seven straight over Colorado and nine of 10 overall in the series dating back to Feb. 4, 2010.
Colorado Avalanche 23-20-1
Nashville Predators 23-15-4
The Nashville Predators look to win their third game in a row when they face off against the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night. Nashville sits in sixth spot in the Western Conference standings, are just 3 points back of the Detroit Red Wings, and just 5 points back of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Central Division...
TV-Radio...7:00 CST - TV: No Local TV. Altitude Sports on NHL Center Ice and NHL Gamecenter. Preds Radio Network (102.5-FM The Game)Stage Setter...After a convincing 4-1 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday night in Denver, the Predators hope to duplicate the same effort and result at the Bridgestone Arena tonight in what should be another sell-out crowd on an always rowdy College Night...
On the second game of a home-and-home series with the Nashville Predators, the Avs played the mirrored version of their first game.
In the first game, the Avs did not play in the first period but played well in periods two or three. In this game, they only played the first period.
After being handed, in Ryan O'Reilly's case, literally, a 2-0 lead the Avs let off the...
Sarah Baicker from CSN Philly joined Ryan and Buddy on this weeks Smashville on the Glass radio show to preview Saturday's game between the Predators and the Flyers. She also gave plenty on inside insight to all things Winter Classic, HBO's 24/7, as well as looking in to the psyche of Flyers goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov.The show also includes a discussion of the Predators recent...
Two straight games against the Colorado Avalanche could not have come at a better time for the Nashville Predators.
Surging Nashville seeks its seventh straight win over Colorado when the teams conclude their home-and-home set Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena.
The Predators (23-15-4) have won five of their last six games after Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Avalanche, also...
ANDY LEFKOWITZ STATS Writer The Nashville Predators keep winning, but gaining ground in a tightly packed Central Division is proving to be a tougher challenge.
Looking to win its fourth straight game Saturday night, Nashville will face a Philadelphia Flyers team trying to draw closer to the top of the Atlantic.
Nashville (24-15-4) comes into this contest having won six of seven...